Neurodiversity is the term that refers to the naturally occurring variation in the way our brains work. It is commonly associated with a series of conditions or differences such as dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia, autism and others. Recent studies suggest that as many as 1 in 7 people in the UK are neurodivergent, meaning that organisations that fail to meet the needs of their neurodivergent staff, customers and service users are neglecting a significant demographic. Although there are challenges associated with these differences, there are also many strengths.
In this webinar, VinciWorks’ Director of Learning Nick Henderson and Skill Boosters’ Content Designer Maurizio Caldera explored some of the many facets of neurodiversity, the challenges faced by neurodivergent people in the workplace and the opportunities for employers that take a whole-organisation approach to supporting neurodivergent staff, customers and service users.
The webinar covered:
- What is Neurodiversity?
- The challenges that Neurodivergent thinkers face in the workplace and what that tells us about the broader working environment
- The benefits of recruiting from a neurodiverse talent pool
- What is ‘diversity of thought’ and how can it be successfully applied?
- Interviews with neurodivergent individuals on their personal experiences
- Short scenario clips and interactive polls on what we can do to support neurodivergent people in each example
- How to support colleagues who care for someone who is neurodivergent
New video-based diversity training from Skill Boosters
Skill Boosters’ Neurodiversity course examines the nature of neurodiversity, the challenges neurodivergent people face and how organisations can support neurodivergent staff, customers and service users.
- Understand common neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and ADHD
- Understand key terms and vocabulary and learn how to discuss neurodiversity in a sensitive and inclusive way
- Understand how to support neurodivergent people at work and be aware of the sort of adjustments they may need to do their jobs
- For managers, gain an awareness of key issues when managing the performance of neurodivergent staff
- Learn the benefits of recruiting from a neurodivergent talent pool